Helmets: The Different Types You Should Try


Helmets: The Different Types You Should Try

Helmets, also known as safety helmets, provide a level of protection against injury. They are often required by law for riding motor vehicles in most states. They are also a standard component in all motorsports such as motocross and bike racing.

To many of us, a simple, comfortable, and easy to use a helmet is the only important aspect of a helmet. The style and design of a helmet have been a matter of discussion for decades. The latest style helmets come in various colors, shapes, and sizes. However, a durable, lightweight, and comfortable helmet is still the top priority of many consumers.

Full-Face Helmets

Modern full-face helmets are some of the best quality available. They are at the top of the line. Most of them have interchangeable visors and come with removable and adjustable straps.

Helmets: The Different Types You Should Try
Helmets: The Different Types You Should Try

Traditional full-face helmets have two shell parts, the outer one being hard plastic, but the inner shell is foam. The interior padding on a traditional full-face helmet has a high-density polyethylene material. It often includes a safety airbag in the upper half of the shell.

The contour and comfort of a style helmet have been a subject of controversy for many years. Since modern models use foam padding to reduce the bulk of the head, they are more comfortable than previous models. It gives the riders a better fit and better ability to protect the head.

Different Styles

Helmet styles have come a long way since their inception. Some of the basic styles include softshell, hardshell, visored, skullcap, bone mask, full face, and open face. All of these types are designed to help keep the wearer protected. It is the style of the helmet that makes the difference.

The softshell is the best choice for a beginner because it is less heavy. However, because of its design, it will not protect from impact like the hard shell. It offers less protection, but the strap adjustment makes it easier to secure a softshell helmet. It is the most affordable among the styles.

The hard shell is the safest helmet for a rider. The double-shell construction helps to reduce the impact. The rigid, impact-resistant design offers the strongest possible defense against injury.

Helmets: The Different Types You Should Try
Helmets: The Different Types You Should Try

Skull Cap Is Effective

The skull cap is a very effective protection against helmet-to-helmet impacts. The skull cap is not a style of helmet, but more of a fashion statement. They are becoming more popular each year.

Safety helmets should have the D-ring option to enable attachment of other safety equipment. The D-ring is one of the most important safety features. Some have several different openings for accessories such as a neck protector.

It is true that protective helmets offer more protection than non-helmet helmets. Safety helmets have all of the benefits. The foam padding in them is far superior to the type of padding used in other helmets. They have an additional layer of protection.

Bottom Line

Helmets are an integral part of motocross riding and every rider should have at least one pair of full-face helmets. Many riders wear multiple pairs to protect their faces, ears, and necks. They are a great investment for any rider.

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